Which team do you think wins? The team with the same purpose or the team divided? Which team would you prefer to be on? Do you believe the same principle applies to the body of Christ? Are you willing to focus on the purpose Jesus gave to us?
Some of us may be watching the football playoffs. We may see one team appear to be functioning more like a team, operating as though they are one body. Everything they do is synchronized. The team that functions as one usually wins.
As the body of Christ, we are called to function as one. It starts with being of the same mind. Not just any mind, but the mind of Christ. We are to go about God’s work with the same purpose. That purpose is to tell others about Jesus, about His saving grace.
But notice what Paul writes to the church in Corinth. There have been divisions among the members. He is appealing to them to come together as one. The tireless apostle knows that in order to be effective for Christ, the body must come together in both mind and purpose.
The same is true today. We, the local church, must come together to focus on the same purpose and with the same mind. The body of Christ within our city must do the same. The global church must also be of the same mind and purpose. What is our purpose? To make disciples of Jesus Christ.
I pray we all come together for the same purpose. I pray we have the mind of Christ. I pray each one of us will accept the mission Christ gave us, to make disciples of Him. Be of the same mind. Be of the mind of Christ. Go about the same purpose. Go about God’s work. Go to make disciples.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose.